Oma's Easy Banana Bread Recipe

Oma's easy banana bread recipe is so utterly simple to make! Since it's vegan, everything is just stirred together and it tastes wunderbar! No folding, or creaming, or whipping.

Just use a wooden spoon and mix. Bake. Enjoy!

Prep Time

10 minutes

Bake Time

50 minutes

Total Time

60 minutes


Makes 8 - 10 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • ¼ cup light tasting olive oil or  other vegetable oil
  • 1 cups granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup extra-strong coffee (or water)
  • 2 teaspoons rum or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup broken walnut pieces (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar for sprinkling on top of finished cake


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Prepare your Bundt pan by spraying with a vegetable spray
  3. Into a small bowl, sift together the first four dry ingredients.
  4. Into a large bowl, mash the bananas. Stir in the oil, sugar, coffee and vanilla extract until well mixed. Add the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Stir in the walnuts.
  5. Spoon batter into prepared Bundt pan and smooth the top.
  6. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  7. Let cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack. Let cool completely.
  8. Put 1 teaspoon of powdered sugar into a small sieve and dust over the top of the cake. 


  • Make sure to check with a wooden toothpick to see if the cake if done. If there is any moist cake stuck to the toothpick, leave the cake in for about another 5 minutes. Use a new wooden toothpick to check again. It should come out clean. If not, add another 5 minutes. 

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